Paralympic Games to remain on free-to-air television

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The Paralympic Games will remain on free-to-air television after the government added it to the ‘crown jewels’ list of protected events.

Both the summer and winter Games will be added in the first change to the list – which includes the Olympics and football World Cup – in 20 years.

In 2016, 31.6 million watched at least 15 consecutive minutes of Rio coverage.

“I am delighted the Paralympic Games has been added,” said Paralympic champion Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

“When you look at the other events it will now sit alongside, it means so much to athletes, current and retired, to know the level that the Paralympic Games has reached in the public consciousness and how much it means to everyone.”

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